Category Archives: open threads

April Fool’s Day Open Thread 2018

It has been an IPR tradition to post “April Fool’s Day” articles every year. However, this year I am having a failure of imagination and my creativity is failing me. It seems that our other writers may be having the same issue. So, for the remaining two hours of April 1st, it will be up to our readers to come up with April Fools headlines, or whole stories if they so choose, in the comments here if they so choose.… Read more ...

March 2018 Open Thread

Welcome to March! Some of you might be experiencing spring by now (not here in southern California, though). This is a good transitional month to talk about the upcoming elections in 2018, and some of the activities surrounding third parties and independents. Sick of the narratives from both the Democratic and Republican parties?… Read more ...

Author and Political Activist Darcy Richardson Files for Florida State House Seat

by Peter B. Gemma

Darcy Richardson, well known to IPR readers as a political and campaign historian via his many books, has a lifetime record as a candidate — running on third party lines.  He was the Consumer Party nominee for US Senate in Pennsylvania in 1988 while serving as the national campaign manager of former Senator Eugene McCarthy’s presidential campaign.… Read more ...

February 2018 Open Thread

Welcome to this month’s edition of the open thread, our place for off-topic conversations, news tips, suggestions, discussions of stories. February opens with Facebook banning all cryptocurrency advertising, the LNC pursuing an apparent de facto partnership with Facebook to censure libertarian speech on the social media platform, and a released outer party memo alleging inner party surveillance of key Ingsoc members.… Read more ...

January 2018 Open Thread

Welcome to this month’s edition of the open thread, our place for off-topic conversations, news tips, suggestions, discussions of stories no one has bothered to post (at least yet), etc. As 2017 ends and 2018 begins we remind you that the President has said that the war on Christmas is now officially over, so Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and please for the love of the Son, the Father and the Holy Spirit no more debates about whether to wish people a “Happy Festivus” or a “Merry Festivus”, mmmkay?… Read more ...

December 2017 Open Thread

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Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

November 2017 Open Thread

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Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

October 2017 Open Thread

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Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

September 2017 Open Thread

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Our monthly open thread. Post news tips about alt parties and independent candidates, discuss any story that should be posted here but has not yet been posted, or even delve into completely off-topic stuff…just avoid quarantined thread subject matter and things that could get us and/or you into legal trouble such as threats, libel, and copyright infringement.… Read more ...

Open Thread for August, 2017

Here we go again–a new month is beginning. Here is a place to post anything that doesn’t fit into another thread. If you think IPR readers might be interested in something you have to share, post it here. Please make sure you don’t plagiarize anything or libel anyone, and you’ll probably be just fine.… Read more ...

Open Thread for July, 2017

Welcome to July! For some of us, this is a month for vacation. For others, it’s a month to hang out at the beach. It also means we’re halfway through the tumultuous year of 2017. For those of who who read and comment on IPR, it ‘s another month to discuss third-party politics and independents.… Read more ...

Open Thread for June 2017

It’s that time again: time to start a new open thread for the month of June. There will undoubtedly be plenty to talk about, so here is a space for anyone to share something that isn’t quite on topic for any of our articles. You all know the drill: just don’t slander or plagiarize anyone, and you’ll probably be just fine.… Read more ...